6 Easy Bourbon Cocktails To Learn & Master / Bourbon 101

There are six easy bourbon cocktails that are simple to make, require very few total ingredients, use fresh fruits and are worthy of your time to craft these cocktails.

The bourbon cocktails you need to create will require a few additional ingredients, some lemons, bitters, sugar, a bottle of compari and a bottle of both dry and sweet vermouth. Optionally a good bottle of orange bitters would go great.

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Bourbon Smash
Half Lemon, Cut into Wedges
4 Mint Leaves
¾ oz. Simple Syrup
2 oz. Bourbon

The Old Fashioned
4 Dashes Angostura Bitters
1 Tsp Sugar
1 Orange Wheel
1 Maraschino Cherry
1 Splash of Club Soda
2 oz. Bourbon

Mint Julep
10 mint leaves
1 ½ tsp. Superfine sugar
Splash of Seltzer Water
Crushed ice
2.5 oz. Bourbon Whiskey

Whiskey Sour
3/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
3/4 oz. Simple Syrup
1 1/2 oz. Bourbon

The boulevardier
1 ½ oz. bourbon
1 oz. Campari
1 oz. sweet vermouth
Garnish: orange slice, lemon twist or cherry
(Martini Glass)

1 1/2 oz. Bourbon Whiskey
1 oz. Dry Vermouth
3/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 oz. Grenadine
Dash of Orange bitters (optional)
Orange Twist

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Common Man Cocktails, inspired by Derrick Schommer’s intimidation when opening a cocktail book, is designed to show viewers how to create some of the most common cocktails to advanced crazy cocktails and to look back at the classics of yesterday. Derrick has learned as he goes and has been actively creating five recipes a week on the channel for over six years, lots of content to keep you entertained for hours!

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